I watched a show on the Titanic last night (narrated by Bill Paxson). Very good in that they cut away with a lot of CG diagrams and used actors to tell the stories of a number of individuals on the ship. I was thinking how the Titanic skidded over a part of the iceberg which was underwater, which perforated the ship in multiple places so that it sank in under 3 hours. I was wondering - would they have been better off crashing into the iceberg headon? No idea what would have happened, and it might have led to an even faster sinking, but then again it might have "beached" the ship so the people could at least have had some place to walk without going into the water.